Over the last 10 days I have driven around some tiny wriggly roads around the wonderful Forest of Dean.
Things that stand out are obviously the amazing trees, tall straight Beech , spreading chestnuts even a lane lined with wild cherrys. The Oak trees stand out for me, here is a beauty close to Goodrich castle.
The River appears around corners , through towns and can he spotted from high viewpoints across the forest . Here it is from Yat Rock.
Crops fill fields at every turn ,there are potatoes around every corner in the gorgeous red soils ,some white flowered and some pink all in lush bushy rows looking really strong. There are fields of wheat beginning to glow.
The forest has an interesting past full of mining and quarry’s and these add human stories to the landscape. Disused quarries behind Barriers look like lost jungles .
During this visit I have seen deer, buzzard, a jay, orchids, foxgloves, wild ponies, free flowing sheep , squirrels at every turn, tadpoles, scarlet tiger moth. Lots more too many to list BUT I have still not spotted a wild boar!!
Need to go back soon 🌳🌳🌳